Jeremie Frimpong has credited his career to Neil Lennon and states that he owes the Celtic manager, Lennon was the man to give the Dutch youngster a shot at the first team and now he remains a key player in the Hoops squad.

Celtic are set to take on Aberdeen in last season’s cup semi final and there’s no denying that this match will be a tough one for Lennon’s squad.

The last time that Frimpong managed to play at Hampden it was against Rangers and the right sided player got himself a red card.

Frimpong had made a joke at the fact his key goal today is to remain on the pitch and that he owes that to the Celtic manager.

“Lennon has been there for me since the start of my professional career. He gave me a chance at Celtic and put his trust in me. The manager just tells me to go out and play. That helps me too. He has been a huge part of my career so far.

“This time at Hampden, I want to stay on the pitch! But I got my hands on the trophy against Rangers so the ending was good – even if that moment was bad. Every time I’ve been to that stadium, I’ve won so that has to be good memories.

“In terms of our formation, I do the same thing in either so I don’t mind. But I feel like when we go with a back three, and I’m wing-back, it’s more secure as there is someone to step in if I’m not there.”

We all know exactly what Frimpong will bring into today’s game and that will be his lightning pace which will surely cause the Aberdeen defenders severe problems.

It’s his final ball that he must work on at the moment and that’s hopefully going to be seen in a positive light today, if Frimpong improves on that ability then he’s going to be a real issue for the Sheep’s defense.